Bugger me...I can't quite believe it.!!!!!
The village seemed awash with walkers sweating under their woolly hats this morning... and even octogenarian Olwenna Hughes, who is extremely shaky on her old pins was out strolling in the sun.
It tickled me that even though she had been effectively marooned inside her bungalow for weeks because of the bad weather, she still knew exactly what had been happening in the village...
"It was nice that you went to Church on Christmas Eve " she called out in her sing song way.."
I reminded her that I only went for the carols!
For the first time in weeks, I had the opportunity to check over the animals on what has turned out to be an unseasonably warm day. The Crackhead Whores with their Alpha female, Vinegar tits, now smart in their newly grown feathers, have blossomed under some intensive "feeding up". Settled in to their part of the field, they have relaxed somewhat and have stopped their bully-girl activities with the older hens....
I will reluctantly admit that I really should change their collective name seeing that they have all undergone a sort of "pretty woman-like" transformation over the past two months.......but I shall resist the urge......I really think I should be true to their drug taking and loose knickered past!
|The Crackhead whores all looking rather splendid (Vinegar tits is on the right)|
And so, all afternoon, I have cleaned away the rain soaked damage inflicted in November and early December...and it has been therapeutic as it was necessary....I have just been seeing to the basics for a while now......
|Boris....happy at surviving another Christmas|
|One of the Crackheads blooming|
|The Indian runners still, fit and healthy and hysterical around their pond|
As I dredged the pond at the back of the field, I noticed an old couple in the graveyard. They were leaning against the fence, watching the geese "arguing" with the indian runners over a bowl of corn and called me over in order to buy some eggs.
The graveyard is always busy at Christmas with people dropping off wreaths and flowers .....and I always try to be respectful of people's feelings, especially if they look like they need some quiet and reflective time by the graves of their loved ones. (The geese in particular, can be bloody invasive with their honking!)
Hummm...respectful eh? Look what T shirt I had chosen to put on today
Even Mabel was not impressed